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The Caterham F1 team have revealed plans to move from their Hingham base in Norfolk to the Leafield Technical Centre in Oxfordshire. The Centre, in the heart of the UK’s motorsport valley, has previously been used by Arrows and Super Aguri. Now both Caterham F1 and Caterham Racing - the GP2 outfit - are heading to Leafield to bring the operations together.
Team boss Tony Fernandes spoke of the move, saying: “As both teams grew, it became clear that we needed to house the car company in the same facility as our racing operations... We began looking for a site that could be adapted to suit the needs of our racing and road car operations and Leafield quickly became the obvious choice.”
He adds that they intend to move in or around August this year, to allow for building works at the site. Fernandes also pointed out that there will still be business at the Hingham site, saying: “The factory in Hingham is where the dream began, and we will continue to develop that site into the new permanent home for Caterham Composites.”
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